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Transnet coal train in fatal collision

Jul 13 2012 11:18 Reuters

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Johannesburg - A Transnet train carrying coal for export to Mozambique smashed into a truck on Friday but there was no derailment, the state rail operator said.

Transnet freight rail spokesperson Michael Asefovitz said the indicent took place in eastern Mapumalanga province between the city of Nelspruit and the Mozambique border. The coal was destined for the Indian Ocean port of Maputo.

At least 19 people were killed and 24 injured in the collision, local emergency services reported.

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